But all the flaws and frustrations cannot compete with joy when I look through your viewfinder, nostalgia might have a hand or two but the simple joy of shooting with simple but well made tool is nothing but sublime.
Not all was lost. Your pressure plate might not touch a grain of silver again but your optics will see the light and focus on the beauty of the world once more. With silicon mind, your lenses now reached new height for sharpness and color fidelity. Any short-coming in the optical design now clear away with a click on Lightroom.
Minolta XG-9: 1979-2016-?